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Date:   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:46:28 +0100
From:   Mark Brown <>
To:     Hans de Goede <>
Cc:     "Rafael J . Wysocki" <>,
        Mark Gross <>,
        Andy Shevchenko <>,
        Daniel Scally <>,
        Laurent Pinchart <>,
        Mauro Carvalho Chehab <>,
        Liam Girdwood <>,
        Michael Turquette <>,
        Stephen Boyd <>, Len Brown <>,,,,
        Sakari Ailus <>,
        Kate Hsuan <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 05/12] regulator: Introduce tps68470-regulator driver

On Mon, Oct 11, 2021 at 01:43:40PM +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:

> To make this work when everything is build as a module patch 12/12
> adds the following to the PMIC-MFD-driver:

> MODULE_SOFTDEP("pre: clk-tps68470 tps68470-regulator");

> This will make modprobe load the clk and regulator drivers
> before it loads the main/MFD tps68470 driver.

I feel nervous about this being reliable with all userspaces - IIRC
there was an alternative implementation of the modules stuff in
userspace and someone could always be doing insmod.  OTOH without better
in kernel dependency management and/or more standards based firmware
interfaces I guess we're stuck with this.

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